Eric von Hippel

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I am a Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and am also a Professor in MIT's Engineering Systems Division. I specialize in research related to the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. I also develop and teach about practical methods that individuals, open user communities, and firms can apply to improve their product and service development processes.

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Jong, Jeroen P. J. De, Hippel, Eric von (2009): Measuring User Innovation in Dutch High Tech SMEs: Frequency, Nature and Transfer to Produ. 0 (0) pp. .

Hippel, Eric von, Paradiso, Joseph A. (2008): User Innovation and Hacking. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 7 (3) pp. 66-69.

Henkel, Joachim, Hippel, Eric von (2004): Welfare Implications of User Innovation. In The Journal of Technology Transfer, 30 (1) pp. 73-87.

Lüthje, Christian, Herstatt, Cornelius, Hippel, Eric von (2003): The Dominant Role of "Local" Information in the User Innovation The Case of Mountain Bikin. 0 (0) pp. .

Hippel, Eric von, Krogh, Georg von (2003): Open Source Software and the "Private-Collective" Innovation Model: Issues for Organizati. In Organization Science, 14 (2) pp. 209-223.

Harhoff, Dietmar, Henkel, Joachim, Hippel, Eric von (2003): Profiting from voluntary information spillovers: how users benefit by freely revealing the. In Research Policy, 32 (10) pp. 1753-1769.

Lilien, Gary L., Morrison, Pamela D., Searls, Kathleen, Sonnack, Mary, Hippel, Eric von (2002): Performance Assessment of the Lead User Idea-Generation Process for New Product Developmen. In Management Science, 48 (8) pp. 1042-1059.

Hippel, Eric von, Katz, Ralph (2002): Shifting Innovation to Users via Toolkits. In Management Science, 48 (7) pp. 821-833.

Thomke, Stefan, Hippel, Eric von (2002): Customers as Innovators: A New Way to Create Value. In Harvard Business Review, 80 (4) pp. 74-81.

Morrison, Pamela D., Roberts, John H., Hippel, Eric von (2000): Determinants of User Innovation and Innovation Sharing in a Local Market. In Management Science, 46 (12) pp. 1513-1527.

Hippel, Eric von (1994): "Sticky information" and the locus of problem solving: implications for innovation. In Management Science, 40 (4) pp. 429-439.

Riggs, William, Hippel, Eric von (1994): The Impact of Scientific and Commercial Values on the Sources of Scientific Instrument Inn. In Research Policy, 23 (0) pp. 459-469.

Herstatt, Cornelius, Hippel, Eric von (1992): From Experience: Developing New Product Concepts Via the Lead User Method: A Case Study in. In Journal of Product Innovation Management, 9 (3) pp. 213-221.

Urban, Glen L, Hippel, Eric von (1988): Lead User Analyses for the Development of New Industrial Products. In Management Science, 34 (5) pp. 569-582.

Hippel, Eric von, Finkelstein, Stan N. (1979): Product designs which encourage -- or discourage -- related innovation by users: an analys. In Science & Public Policy, 6 (1) pp. 24-37.

Hippel, Eric von (2005): Democratizing Innovation, The MIT Press,

Hippel, Eric von (2014): Open User Innovation. In: Soegaard, Mads, Dam, Rikke Friis (eds). "The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed." The Interaction Design Foundation .

Hippel, Eric von (1994): The Sources of Innovation, Oxford University Press, USA,